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Christy Chan in Conversation with Theadora Walsh

Oct 20, 2022 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Installation photograph, Christy Chan: Who's Coming to Save You?, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Sep 30, 2022–Jan 7, 2023, photo by Zachary Norman, © UMOCA

Join us for a virtual Artists in Conversation with artist Christy Chan and writer Theadora Walsh. Chan and Walsh will discuss Chan’s video work Who’s Coming to Save You? on view in the Museum’s Codec Gallery through January 7, 2023.

Christy Chan is a Virginia-born, San Francisco Bay Area-based artist who uses video, installation, performance, and social practice to question the everyday power structures that uphold white supremacy in the United States. She is a 2022 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in Fine Art and the founder of Dear America, a guerilla public art project that projects the art works of Asian-American artists on to high-rise buildings in urban areas in response to an epidemic of anti-Asian violence. Chan’s work has been exhibited at YBCA and Mills College Art Museum in California; Wassaic Project x NY State Council of the Arts in New York; Film Independent in Los Angeles; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha; and on NPR, among others. She has been awarded residencies and support from Montalvo Arts Center, California Arts Council, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley Film Foundation, SFFILM and other institutions. Her public art project, Fainting Couch, will be travelling the United States in 2023.

Theadora Walsh is a writer and poet based in Oakland, California. Her art critcism have been published by Artforum, BOMB magazine, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles Review of Books, Art in America, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Brown University and teaches interdisciplinary writing.